US National TB Controllers Association And Association Of Public Health Laboratories Issue Guidance For Use Of Xpert MTB/RIF To Support Respiratory Isolation Decisions

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today welcomed publication of new guidance from the US National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) for users of Xpert MTB/RIF to support decision-making on using Airborne Infection Isolation (AII), commonly referred to as respiratory isolation, in healthcare settings. Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF test received FDA clearance for expanded claims relating to respiratory isolation in February 2015, but this is the first formal set of guidelines by NTCA and APHL for users of Xpert MTB/RIF, available at http://www.tbcontrollers.org/resources/airborne-infection-isolation/#.VzDVXKV0wbw.